Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/15/2015

SASC Includes Super Hornet, F-35 Funds in FY 2016 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of a fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill that would fund the acquisition of 12 F/A-18 Super Hornet jets from Boeing and six F-35 planes from Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported Thursday
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Air Force Seeks Proposals for Hypersonic Strike Weapon Tech

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory wants industry proposals for a program to build and demonstrate a munition system that would hit targets at a hypersonic speed, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday
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Lockheed Completes Orion Crew Module, Adapter Mockup

Lockheed Martin has finished the construction of an Orion crew module and crew module adapter mockup at the company’s Littleton, Colorado-based facility. Engineers at the Orion test laboratory will next configure the mockup with harnessing, electrical power, sensors, avionics and flight software, Lockheed said Wednesday
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Rockwell Collins, NASA to Develop Cockpit Display for Sonic Boom Path Study

Rockwell Collins will work with NASA to develop a conceptual cockpit display that will depict a sonic boom over land under a two-year contract in support of the space agency’s High Speed Project…
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Ray Mabus Outlines Proposed Reforms to Navy Personnel Mgmt System

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is planning a series of changes to the service’s personnel management system as part of efforts to build a 21st century workforce, Federal News Radio reportedThursday
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IARPA Calls for New Data Collection Tech Ideas

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is accepting industry proposals that intend to research methods and tools for IARPA to gather data from multiple sources. According to a broad agency announcement posted Monday on FedBizOpps, IARPA’s Office of Smart Collection looks to develop sensor and data transmission systems as well as multisource intelligence gathering techniques…
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